Supporting Donald Trump at the California Republican Convention in Burlingame, California on Friday. Photograph: Stephen Lam/Reuters

Deal-maker Donald Trump, the self-declared presumptive Republican presidential nominee, is negotiating his way to the election in November on a simple(...)

Barack Obama and Angela Merkel on his trip to Germany for an industrial fair and to meet European leaders.  Photograph: Michael Ukas/Getty

US president Barack Obama has insisted the transatlantic trade deal (TTIP) will not undermine EU ecological and social standards. He also predicted th(...)

US president Barack Obama in London: “Maybe some point down the line there might be a UK-US trade agreement, but it’s not going to happen any time soon.” Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Barack Obama has warned that Britain will be “at the back of the queue” in negotiating a new trade deal with the United States if it votes to leave t(...)

Liga Legzdina, a native Latvian who converted to Islam, on a bus in a suburb of the capital Riga. The government in Latvia is working on proposed legislation that would ban face-covering veils worn by Muslim women from public spaces. Photograph: Reinis Hofmanis/The New York Times

With her niqab, a face-covering Islamic veil that reveals just the wearer’s eyes, Liga Legzdina stands out amid pine trees, grasslands and wood-panell(...)

Supporters of Serbian far-right leader Vojislav Seselj during a rally in Belgrade last month. Photograph: Alexa Stankovic/AFP/Getty Images

When Serbian ultranationalist Vojislav Seselj was controversially cleared of war crimes last month, cheers were heard far to the east of Belgrade. “(...)

A crane is used to move destroyed vehicles after a major suicide blast in  Kabul, Afghanistan, April 19th, 2016. Photograph: Ahmad Masood/Reuters

A Taliban suicide bomb and gun assault on a government security building during Tuesday morning rush hour in central Kabul killed at least 28 people o(...)

A Russian Helix KA-27 helicopter. Two Russian warplanes  flew simulated attack passes near a US guided missile destroyer in the Baltic Sea on Tuesday. File photograph: Jason R Zalasky/US Navy/MC2/Reuters

Two Russian warplanes with no visible weaponry flew simulated attack passes near a US guided missile destroyer in the Baltic Sea on Tuesday, a US offi(...)

 Afghan security personnel standing guard on an armoured vehicle at a checkpoint in Ghazni. Photograph:  Rahmatullah Alizadah/AFP/Getty Images

The Taliban announced the start of their spring offensive on Tuesday, pledging to drive Afghanistan’s Western-backed government from power. The anno(...)

President Michael D Higgins: to give the opening address at the Engineers Ireland annual conference in Kilkenny. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

President Michael D Higgins is to give the opening address at the Engineers Ireland annual conference this Friday. The conference, which is taking pl(...)

Migrants  demonstrate against a return to Turkey inside the Moria registration centre on the Greek island of Lesbos on Tuesday.  Photograph: Giorgos Moutafis/Reuters

Turkey is ready to take another 200 migrants deported from the Greek islands on Wednesday, a senior government official said, as it presses ahead wit(...)